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Friday, May 29, 2015

Vietnam War

Col. Henry W. Steadman — a model Marine

Jim Brasher writes a biographical story about childhood friend Henry Steadman, who rose through the ranks of the U.S. Marines to eventually become a lieutenant colonel and a multiple award/medal winner. (May 25, 2015, Page 8)

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    Vets credit military for their success

    Three local veterans will participate in Second Baptist Church’s first Veterans’s holiday this weekend. While each man’s story is different, they share a love of country. (November 10, 2014, Page 1)

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      Letters to the Editor

      Gene Hays writes to pass along his good memories of former President Richard Nixon and his involvement with ending the Vietnam War and bringing the troops home as well as a personal contact from Nixon after he had retired. (August 8, 2014, Page 4A)

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        Latest Nixon tapes could be interesting

        What most of us know about the presidency of Richard M. Nixon we learned from “All the President’s Men” and David Frost’s interview with Nixon. Editor Don Whitten notes there’s more coming out on the 40th anniversary of Nixon’s resignation, this time in the form of interviews between Nixon and a former aide. (August 6, 2014, Page 4)

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          Autumn fest comes back to Abbeville

          After being canceled last year, the Abbeville Autumnfest is back this year with promises of being bigger and better than in previous years with more vendors, special events and a special appearance by Swamp People star Troy Landry. (October 10, 2013, Page 1)

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            Thank a veteran today

            Local columnist T.J. Ray, sparked by a visit to the “Virtual Vietnam Wall,” recalls the sacrifices of members of the military and urges all to thank a veteran whenever you can. (August 8, 2013, Page 4)

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              From earning a degree to getting a buzz cut

              Generations columnist Steve Stricker tell us about his journey from being a college graduate to a soldier in the U.S. Army. (July 8, 2011, Page 1B)

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                Vietnam vets have a story we need to hear

                News Editor Jonathan Scott notes that today marks the 35th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, and he recalls that time in his life with brothers in the service and growing up wondering about whether the war would end before he turned 18. Memories of stories from family and others who served in Vietnam are important, Scott writes, and he notes that local veteran Gene Hays has penned a book, “Year of the Monkey,” that tells some of those stories we need to hear. (April 30, 2010, Page 4A)

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